2009 A3 Audi Steering & Suspension Services

2009 Audi A3 Maintenance Schedule

When should you have your 2009 Audi A3 suspension system inspected or repaired?

Does Your 2009 Audi A3 Suspension Need Inspection?

During the first few years you had your 2009 Audi A3, you and your passengers probably enjoyed a ride that was smooth and balanced. Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Maybe your A3 bounces, pulls to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. The first sign of trouble is the best time to bring your 2009 Audi A3 in for steering and suspension services. We can pinpoint the source of the trouble.

The technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will start with a suspension inspection to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll check the front and rear suspension, shocks, damper springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis, wheel hub bearings, and power steering system parts. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if your car needs steering and suspension repairs, we’ll explain what your car needs and how much it’ll cost to get it done. We won't begin any work without your permission. If your Audi A3’s suspension or steering system components need to be replaced due to wear and tear, we may also suggest a wheel alignment because installing new steering and suspension components may alter wheel angles and ride height.

Audi A3 Replacement Shocks & Struts

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 2009 Audi A3’s suspension. They contribute to your car’s handling, keeping it from bottoming out when the road gets bumpy. Shocks keep the car from bouncing too much and struts support the structure of the suspension. These components work together to limit vibration and keep your Audi up off the ground. But there's no set schedule for 2009 Audi A3 shock and strut replacement since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. A bouncy ride, swaying, or rocking back and forth can all point to issues with your Audi A3 shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 2009 Audi A3’s shocks and struts regularly checked out by a certified auto technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

2009 A3 Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my A3's steering and suspension? Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also let you know when it's time to replace your tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • Why should my Audi A3 get regular tire rotations and wheel alignments? Regularly rotate tires and adjust wheel alignment. Rotations and alignments involve minor tweaks that have a major impact. Both services help ensure that the correct amount of pressure is applied to each tire and that the tires connect with the road how Audi intended.
  • When should I have my Audi A3 power steering fluid checked? Have your power steering fluid inspected every few months or when you get an oil change. If your A3’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll top it off per Audi's guidelines to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule Audi A3 Suspension Service

When your 2009 A3’s steering and suspension gives you grief, turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care. From CV joints to coil springs, your Audi will be in expert hands. Schedule an appointment today.